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  1. Re: Help! hundreds dead bees after flurry of activity Jan 31 2016 Long Island NY

    As mentioned above, bear don't fully hibernate. I have seen bear tracks in snow, in the dead of winter while hunting. As far as snow acting as an insulator. I'm not an electrician, but snow is...
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    Re: Let's see your snowpiaries!

    See several posts on the first page of this thread.
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    Re: Winter drones??

    They may not be drones. I thought the same thing last year and as it turned out they were just older bees and most likely bloated from not relieving themselves yet. Perhaps you are seeing them pre...
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    Re: In WAY over my head!

    Inapropriate!!! I'm not suggesting, I'm stating.
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    Re: Best way to weigh hives??

    I use the same method as jwcarlson but looking down at the scale Is awkward. I bought a fishing scale that maxes out at 50 lbs. This way, once it goes over 50, it gives an audible error alarm. I...
  6. Re: in the market for a router and table and all the extras needed

    Very cool crabbydad. And thanks for the info.
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    Everyone is saying no router necessary for bee boxes. What about the tongue and groove bottom boards and hand holds?
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    Thank you everyone for contributing to the thread. I got a lot of good info and ideas. I will hold off making any purchases until after the holidays so I have some time to do more research. Thanks...
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    Galaxie,
    Thank you for the info and thorough review.
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    Thank you radar. I know that I can make an entire set up with a table saw, but want to do the tongue and groove cuts as well. Honestly, I've kind of always wanted a nice work shop and am just...
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    I do not have a dado set and that is also on my list .
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    I do have a table saw a decent one at that. I know I can use that, and I'm sure I will be.
  13. in the market for a router and table and all the extras needed

    I'd like to start building my own woodenware this winter. I am not a woodworker at all, but I am not terribly intimidated by learning a new hobby or skillset. I know it is not necessary to use a...
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    Re: undrawn frames for winter?

    I understand that you were focusing on his question. My point was that In my opinion, he was focusing on the lesser of the 2 issues. sometimes people See a part of a post and take away from it what...
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    Re: undrawn frames for winter?

    I agree that the weight of the hive was very important, and I originally asked how heavy they were before I suggested anything early on in this post. It seemed to me that the only concern of the OP...
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    Re: undrawn frames for winter?

    Thank you clyderoad. This thread was getting painful to watch. It should be obvious now to the OP, which advice should be followed. I was hesitant to advise to feed the heck out of them because he...
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    Re: undrawn frames for winter?

    I think that's exactly what you said.
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    Re: undrawn frames for winter?

    Really? So if there are very little stores, or not enough, they won't starve out come February or March or at all?
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    Re: undrawn frames for winter?

    I believe it would be viewed as, by many, as wasted space. I have heard on here it spoken of as such.
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    Re: undrawn frames for winter?

    I am assuming nothing, but need info. what if now in mid october, the colonies have bulked up in stores since end of august. And if they are light, maybe eliminate the supers and just continue...
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    Re: undrawn frames for winter?

    How heavy is the single? And how heavy is the top deep of the double? Roughly. Just pick up each side of the single and see if it has some good bulk. Then pick up the top of the double and set...
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    Re: Treatment free for 20 months + feed free

    How do you know they haven't needed it if you haven't gathered any data to support this statement? I know you scratched open some drone brood and checked, but if you are going to make such a drastic...
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    Re: Capped and uncapped honey

    A member here told me about this neat little trick, and it worked for me. Remove inner cover and queen excluder if applicable. Place an empty(no frames) super between brood chambers and super. If...
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    Re: Hive humidity problems

    I have this problem as well, and this is what I have done to help and it has helped for me. No inner cover and popsicle sticks between the outer cover and the feeder.(is it safe to assume you are...
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    Re: Do you just let swarms go?

    :thumbsup:
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